The article quotes Toys For Tots spokesman Marine Corporal Vin Dolan as saying, "Toys for Tots received requests from 350 Boston-area organizations this year, compared with 290 last year. And, per writer Amanda Cedrone, "two weeks ago, before the entreaty to the public, the Boston office of Toys for Tots still needed about 50,000 toys. As of today, [12/19/11] Dolan estimates that only about 15,000 more toys are needed."
Want to give? Most drop-off spots have already brought their gifts to Toys For Tots, but fire stations in the Town are still pitching in. Donors can bring a new, unwrapped toy to Engine 50, the fire station at 34 Winthrop St., where the collection box is still open. At Engine 32 on 525 Main St. their Toys For Tots box has already been picked up, but they say if you can't make it to Engine 50 or the main drop off center in Southie, they'll take your donations in for you.